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GEL SHINE LACQUER

A gel-effect finish you can achieve at home that lasts for up to 7 days. high gloss, high intensity – high impact

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An exciting development in Max Factor nails, new Gel Shine Lacquer is a make-up perfectionist’s dream, giving a gel-effect finish in just one coat. Ramp up your look with intense, high-shine colour and become a true femme fatale.

  • Shine, colour and lasting finish
  • Self-levelling formula. minimises streaks or brush marks
  • Rich, thick formula creates a gel-like finish
  • Easy to apply, glides over nails
choose from 9 Shades
suitable for
Brightening
Chip resistant
Intense Colour
Long lasting
Dramatic
Glossy
Radiant
Intense lacquered
Colour impact
Day-time
Day-to-night
Dramatic
Night-time
Party
Top tips for how to apply
  • 1

    Ensure nails are clean and dry
  • 2

    Gently push cuticles back with a wooden orange stick before applying
  • 3

    Load the brush and place at the base of the nail in the centre. Draw the brush up in one sweep. Repeat until the nail is covered.
  • 4

    Remove any smudges using a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover.
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Assessment Summary
Overall
4.3/5
4.3/ 5
Open Review Overview
RATING_BREAKDOWN 118 reviews
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3 STARS
12
4 STARS
38
5 STARS
61
Does it last?
3.1 / 5
3.1 / 5
Value
4.2 / 5
4.2 / 5
Ease of Use
3.5 / 5
3.5 / 5
Colour
3.7 / 5
3.7 / 5
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Trout
 
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15, January 2017
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15, January 2017
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
3/5
3 of 5
3 STARS
1
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YOUR_REVIEW
3/5
3 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
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0
No
Where: Other
Purchase Location: Boots
Skin Tone: LightMedium
Age: 45 to 54
Length of Ownership: 1 year or longer
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Brunette
Overall
3 / 5
3 / 5
Enticing yet Disappointing......
APPROVED 15, January 2017
Value for money
5 / 5
5/ 5
I use MF for all my make-up products. I adore the gel lacquer polishes & when they're new & fresh the polish goes on a treat & I find it lasts only because I apply a top coat.....however, after approx 4 or 5 applications the varnish become thick, globby & impossible to apply! I've read that if I plunge the bottle into hot water in a bowl it loosens the texture......WRONG!!!! I find myself buying my favourite shades (50, 55 & 155) too regularly as I'm compelled to bin the half filled sticky bottles.....
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Nem1985
 
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10, November 2016
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10, November 2016
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
2/5
2 of 5
2 STARS
1
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YOUR_REVIEW
2/5
2 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
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0
No
Where: Other
Purchase Location: Tesco
Skin Tone: LightMedium
Age: 25 to 34
Length of Ownership: 1 week
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Brunette
Overall
2 / 5
2 / 5
Not impressed!
APPROVED 10, November 2016
Value for money
1 / 5
1/ 5
I bought this as it said I would get 7 days wear from it, after less than a day it had chipped. I will go back to the Barry M gel Polish as that actually lasts!!
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Celine
 
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13, August 2016
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13, August 2016
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
1/5
1 of 5
1 STARS
1
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1/5
1 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
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0
No
Where: Other
Purchase Location: Boots
Skin Tone: Medium
Age: 25 to 34
Length of Ownership: 1 month
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Brunette
Overall
1 / 5
1 / 5
Expensive and chips easy
APPROVED 13, August 2016
Does it last?
1 / 5
1/ 5
Value for money
1 / 5
1/ 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
2/ 5
Colour
1 / 5
1/ 5
Didn't like this nail Polish at all I thought for the price it would have been good, it chipped in less than 24 hours not impressed at all.
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Nicola
 
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12, July 2016
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12, July 2016
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
5/5
5 of 5
5 STARS
1
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YOUR_REVIEW
5/5
5 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
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0
No
Where: Other
Purchase Location: Boots
Skin Tone: MediumDark
Age: 35 to 44
Length of Ownership: 3 months
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Brunette
Overall
5 / 5
5 / 5
Beats some of the more expensive nail varnishes
APPROVED 12, July 2016
Does it last?
4 / 5
4/ 5
Value for money
4 / 5
4/ 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
4/ 5
Colour
5 / 5
5/ 5
I have the vivid vermillion, two coats and it lasts a week, doesn't peel, only thing I have found is that is shrinks a little from the tip of the nail. Plan to purchase more colours, so far really very please. Far nicer than some other nail products that cost double the cost.
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Nicola3374
 
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27, December 2015
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27, December 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
4/5
4 of 5
4 STARS
1
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4/5
4 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
and
0
No
Where: Other
Purchase Location: Boots
Skin Tone: Medium
Age: 35 to 44
Length of Ownership: 1 week
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Brunette
Overall
4 / 5
4 / 5
Colours are intense
APPROVED 27, December 2015
Does it last?
4 / 5
4/ 5
Value for money
4 / 5
4/ 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
4/ 5
Colour
5 / 5
5/ 5
I was gifted the no 20 vivid vermillion. Firstly the colour is super bright, secondly the easy of application is going great. Smooth and self levelling as advertised. However it chipped on one nail after about 2hrs. This may have been down to wear and tear over Christmas Day. All other nails have lasted well.
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Lofty1
 
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10, December 2015
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10, December 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
1/5
1 of 5
1 STARS
1
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1/5
1 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
and
0
No
Where: Trade
Purchase Location: Boots
Skin Tone: Medium
Age: 18 to 24
Length of Ownership: 1 week
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Blonde
Overall
1 / 5
1 / 5
This product isn't worth your time or money. Really unimpressed.
APPROVED 10, December 2015
Does it last?
1 / 5
1/ 5
Value for money
1 / 5
1/ 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
2/ 5
Colour
2 / 5
2/ 5
Although the pigment is strong and the consistency of the product allows ease of use, it takes FOREVER to dry - one coat at a time! Another issue was, the chipping!! Contrary to the claim of chip resistance, this product is useless, less than 2 hours into wearing it, 3 nails were chipped. If I could go back in time I would put it right back on the shelf!
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Barbie
 
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12, November 2015
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12, November 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
1/5
1 of 5
1 STARS
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1/5
1 Of 5
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0
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0
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Age: 65 or over
Overall
1 / 5
1 / 5
Used to love Max Factor nail polish. .....
APPROVED 12, November 2015
Does it last?
3 / 5
3/ 5
Value for money
2 / 5
2/ 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
2/ 5
Colour
4 / 5
4/ 5
......but don't like this, not an easy product to apply as your polish used to be.
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Debs
 
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23, September 2015
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23, September 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
1/5
1 of 5
1 STARS
1
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1/5
1 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
and
0
No
Where: Other
Purchase Location: Superdrug
Skin Tone: Medium
Age: 35 to 44
Length of Ownership: 1 month
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Blonde
Overall
1 / 5
1 / 5
Waste of time
APPROVED 23, September 2015
Does it last?
1 / 5
1/ 5
Value for money
1 / 5
1/ 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
5/ 5
Colour
5 / 5
5/ 5
I paid More money than I usually spend thinking it would last longer.... It doesn't, it chips within a few hours. I even put a topcoat on to try that and it still chips. It is a beautiful colour and looks great, doesn't last
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jayjay
 
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14, July 2015
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14, July 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
4/5
4 of 5
4 STARS
1
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4/5
4 Of 5
"Helpful" votes
0
and
0
No
Where: Other
Purchase Location: Boots
Skin Tone: LightMedium
Age: 45 to 54
Length of Ownership: 1 week
Gender: Female
Hair Color: Blonde
Overall
4 / 5
4 / 5
Impressed!
APPROVED 14, July 2015
Does it last?
4 / 5
4/ 5
Value for money
4 / 5
4/ 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
4/ 5
Colour
3 / 5
3/ 5
Goes on smoothly and easily no need for 2nd coat dried quickly hopefully more colours avail soon.
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Mayarose
 
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21, May 2015
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07, July 2015
MY_AVERAGE_RATING:
4.6/5
4_6 of 5
4 STARS
2
5 STARS
3
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4.6/5
4_6 Of 5
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Overall
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bright shiny Gel nail colou!!!
APPROVED 21, May 2015
Value for money
5 / 5
5/ 5
I got Vivid Vermillion (orange) colour and loved it instantly. The brush is very easy to apply and the finish effect is very smooth and shiny. I have it on my nails for last 1 week and the shine is as bright as new.
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Ingredients

Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Silica, N-Butyl Alcohol, Benzophenone- 1, Diacetone Alcohol, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Polyethylene, Mica, Phosphoric Acid, Aqua [+/- CI 77007, CI 15850, CI 77891, CI 15880, CI 19140, CI 77510, CI 77491, CI 77163]

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